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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Bringing home the gold

Annual festival featured bumper crop of Michigan wines

by Michael Brenton
Tasting dozens of wines from Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula at the annual Traverse City Art and Wine Festival this summer, it was evident that the wines of the region continue to reach new heights. Over 5,000 attendees seemed to agree, as the event showcased wines from 27 area wineries, plus cuisine from area purveyors.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Flaming Moe's

Trendy Tex-Mex chain looks better than it tastes

by Joe Torok
Moe's Southwest Grill sounds like it could be from an episode of "The Simpsons," featuring the show's longtime bartender attempting to cash in on patrons clamoring for Tex-Mex. Instead, it's an Atlanta-born restaurant franchise that recently arrived on the East Lansing food corridor across from Michigan State University, serving up tacos, burritos and fajitas.
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Wednesday, September 19,2012

Corned beef quest

Food Fight team takes on deli favorite

The northwest suburbs of Detroit are home to a large Jewish population and (un-coincidentally) some of the state's finest delicatessens. Many mid-Michiganders who are native to the region still dream of the New York-style bagels, blintzes and marbled corned beef that are all now an hour's drive away.
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Wednesday, September 12,2012

A sushi love affair

Sansu seduces diners with unique menu, dining room

by Joe Torok
There's a restaurant in town I treat as a kind of secret lover: I arrange a visit only when circumstances allow, and our times together are infrequent, intimate and always satisfying.
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Thursday, September 6,2012

This cider house rules

Uncle John's hosting hard cider festival this weekend

by Michael Brenton
For generations, mid-Michigan residents — along with travelers throughout the Midwest — have enjoyed weekend jaunts up to Uncle John's Cider Mill, on US 27 in St. John's. Uncle John's is a frequent site for events such as car shows, ultralight aviation fly-ins, concerts and, of course, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable excursions. Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, what started as a simple fruit farm has become a full-fledged, family-friendly, agricultural tourist destination.
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Wednesday, September 5,2012

Food finder

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Wednesday, August 22,2012

Prime sub

New sandwich shop turns the tide toward fast casual dining

by Joe Torok
In the grand war of restaurant styles, legions of drive-thrus with rock bottom prices — matching the quality of the food — stand on one side of the battlefield. On the other end stand the full service restaurants — with servers, hosts and bussers in tow — offerin...
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

Wholly guacamole

Food Fight tackles Mexican mainstay

by Allan I. Ross
You'd think a decent guacamole recipe wouldn't be that difficult to pull off — just smash an avocado, add a bunch of spices and dip your chip in, right? But oh man, is there ever some wiggle room for getting it so right and getting it so, so wrong.
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Food Finder

Cafes & Diners

by City Pulse
CLARA’S LANSING STATION — Fun dining is the motto at this onetime railroad station with impressive decor and less-impressive food. Popular dishes include the chicken Hawaiian and dozens of sandwiches. Full review online at tinyurl.com/66g876o 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ...
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Wednesday, August 8,2012

Dinner and a show

Ukai serves up a sizzling spectacle

by Joe Torok
There's really no need for a movie after dinner at Ukai Japanese Steakhouse—supper is the show. Arrive in any style, sit back and enjoy an evening of juggling eggs, flipping bowls and flying shrimp.
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